Legends’ Mondesi added to All-Star team

Herald-Leader Staff ReportJune 15, 2013 

Lexington's Raul Mondesi hit for the cycle Monday, one night after he hit two home runs. "His ceiling is very, very high," Legends hitting coach Justin Gemoll said.

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Lexington Legends shortstop Raul Mondesi has been added to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team.

The All-Star game will be played Tuesday in Lakewood, N.J. Late additions are made to the rosters because of injuries or promotions involving previously chosen All-Stars.

Mondesi, 17, has played in 58 games for the Legends and is batting .239 with four home runs and 31 RBI. He has 11 stolen bases.

Mondesi joins Legends pitchers Christian Binford and Alec Mills on the Southern Division roster. Mills suffered an elbow injury in his last start Wednesday and will not pitch in the All-Star game, but will travel to Lakewood and take part in All-Star events.

“Raul is one of the most exciting young players in baseball, and he’s very deserving of this honor,” said Legends General Manager Seth Poteat. “We’ll look forward to seeing a lot more of him with the Legends during the second half of the season.”

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